Archive for December, 2012

Opposition Grows to Congressional Pay Raise

By on December 31, 2012 in News, Pay & Benefits with 54 Comments

A growing number of voices in Congress have come out against President Obama’s executive order giving Congress a 0.5% pay raise.

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Barrow Urges House Leadership to Block Congressional Pay Increase

By on December 31, 2012 in News, Pay & Benefits with 4 Comments

Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) is urging House members to block the pay increase for Members of Congress that was recently enacted by an executive order.

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5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Writing

By on December 31, 2012 in Leadership with 3 Comments

Here are five tips you can use to improve your writing.

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GAO: Postal Service's Financial Liabilities Challenging Its Sustainability

By on December 30, 2012 in News with 0 Comments

A new GAO report said that the financial liabilities of the retiree health benefits fund of the Postal Service are challenging its sustainability.

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Using the G Fund to Help Fund Federal Expenses

By on December 30, 2012 in News, Retirement with 85 Comments

In addition to the pay freeze that has been in effect for some time, federal employees are also helping with the government’s spending problem through the involuntary use of the G fund. Here is how that works and how the scenario is likely to play out when all is said and done.

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Will December 31 be a Federal Holiday?

By on December 28, 2012 in News with 26 Comments

Will federal employees be given an extra day off on Monday, December 31st?

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Vice President and Congress Getting Raises Too

By on December 28, 2012 in News, Pay & Benefits with 47 Comments

An executive order was issued Thursday which will make the end to the pay freeze for the federal workforce official in the spring. But federal employees aren’t the only ones who are getting a pay raise from the deal.

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How Many Holidays Will You Get in 2013?

By on December 28, 2012 in News with 4 Comments

Federal employees will get ten paid holidays in 2013 as defined by OPM.

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End of the Federal Pay Freeze Announced

By on December 27, 2012 in News, Pay & Benefits with 234 Comments

A new executive order announces the end of the federal pay freeze. The new pay rates will not take effect until after March 27, 2013.

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OPM Preparing for Possibility of Furloughs

By on December 27, 2012 in News with 30 Comments

OPM has issued HR guidance for agencies and employees in preparation for the possibility of furloughs related to the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

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